Mom charged with trying to kill baby left in drain
SYDNEY (AP) — A 30-year-old Sydney mother has been charged with trying to kill her newborn son by abandoning him in a roadside drain for five days before passers-by heard his cries, police said Monday.
Iran nuclear talks set to resume next month after missing deadline
By Louis Charbonneau and Fredrik Dahl VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran and six world powers are expected to break off negotiations on Monday and meet again next month after missing a deadline to clinch a final deal to resolve their 12-year standoff over Tehran's nuclear ambitions, diplomatic sources said. Details about the resumption of negotiations were still being worked out, though one source said on condition of anonymity that Iran could not expect any new sanctions relief for the time being. Possible venues could include Vienna and Oman, one of the sources said, though nothing had been decided. ...
"Avoid stigmatising Africa," musician says as West Africa Ebola song launched
By Misha Hussain DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Some of Africa's top musicians launched on Monday an alternative Ebola appeal song to Band Aid's new recording of "Do they know it's Christmas' with proceeds also going to fight the virus that has killed more than 5,000 people in West Africa this year. ...
In razing homes, Israel revives tough punishment
JERUSALEM (AP) — In razing family homes of Palestinian attackers, Israel is reviving a draconian punishment it largely halted a decade ago as ineffective and counterproductive.
United Technologies CEO retires, succeeded by CFO
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Louis Chenevert (Shen-eh-'VAIR), the chief executive officer of aerospace and building systems giant United Technologies Corp., is retiring abruptly after six years and will be succeeded by the company's chief financial officer.